Toy gun

No, this is not a rehashing of the gun violence term paper I wrote for school, it’s just a blog post about my four-year-old son pretending he has a gun and making gun sounds.  Totally normal right? Boys will be boys blah blah…Except I fucking hate it, and I managed up until recently to shield […]

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preemie mom

Germs and Public Outings. Before we brought Jack home from the hospital, we made the decision to limit his exposure to public areas for the first year. No shopping malls, or grocery stores, no parks, restaurants, or coffee shops. Basically, we don’t take him anywhere but doctor appointments. We do take him out for walks […]

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the deep end

From the moment I discovered I was pregnant, I knew instantly that we were having a boy. Much to my delight, my 16-week ultrasound confirmed that fact. There he was…our baby Jack. A boy was what I had wished for, and my wish came true. When my husband and I tied the knot in 2012, […]

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kangaroo care

Here is my official guide to surviving your child’s NICU stay. Don’t beat yourself up. This is not the time to be wasting precious energy blaming yourself. You have to continue to sleep and eat, as well as the multitude of different things now required of you as a new parent, specifically a new NICU […]

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Organic mom

What’s with you all natural moms anyway? Where do you ladies get the patience required for maintaining a holistic lifestyle? I see you ladies on Instagram, writing lists by hand and dedicating yourselves to curating some kind of magical vibe and rhythmic flow in your home with essential oils and shit.   Meanwhile, I’m marching […]

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smart ass

Did anyone else have a derogatory nickname growing up?   I did. While other kids were applying for college I was getting my food handlers permit to meet a course requirement. I was on an IEP and had to attend what were basically “special education” classes because I was terrible at math. I’m still bad […]

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technology

I love it. It’s exciting. I can’t wait to have my consciousness downloaded into the cybernetic brain of an anatomically correct android. via GIPHY That being said, I have decided, and my hubby agrees that Jack should have handwriting before he has a tablet. What do you guys think? What’s the screen time policy at […]

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My house has more than one. Dirty clothes: There’s the main dirty clothes hamper in the laundry area. But there’s probably a messy pile of dirty clothes on the bathroom floor as I write this. Even though I scooped them all up once already today. There’s also a dirty clothes hamper in Jacks room and his […]

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mom knows jack

Jack turned four last weekend, and we celebrated with pizza, cake, ice cream, balloons, presents, and MONSTER JAM! We had a total blast, and as of yesterday, we’re still recovering. My plan, (don’t laugh) now that Jack is four, is to start making him sit for practical homeschool lessons. We’ve been focusing on letters and […]

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In fact, it’s normal. *WARNING. EXCESSIVE CURSING AHEAD.* What’s not fucking normal is complaining about how feelings inconvenience you, how they infringe on your privilege, your sense of security and entitlement. Sorry, #marchforourlives kids but my rights  don’t end where your feelings begin! ~Tomi Lahren What’s not fucking normal is condemning kids for having FEELINGS, […]

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What’s new since my last update post? A whole lot I’m sure, but a lot is also the same which is kinda great. Jeremy turns 32 on the 13th, and he doesn’t want me to talk about it. He’s asked for no cake and no fuss. But of course, he’ll get both. Jack is rounding […]

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This session had me a little nervous. I was photographing a new family in a new location. But everything turned out great! I think I’ll use this location again in the future and I hope to get to work with this family again too. Such adorable little girls and such friendly people.

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Liz is one of my favorite people on the planet. We met at work, and I had only been at Target for a few months, and she and I got put on the inventory prep team together. I can recall the exact moment/conversation when I knew she was going to be my friend forever. It […]

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